Gulshan Grover to star as Salma Hayek’s screen husband

MUMBAI: Gulshan Grover will star opposite Mexican beauty Salma Hayek in The Driver, director Bill Duke‘sforthcoming film.

Earlier, Duke helmed films like Not Easily Broken, Hoodlum, A Rage in Harlem, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and The Cemetry Club among others.

‘Because the lead actor in The Driver will be acting with a range of Hollywood stars, I wanted to cast an Indian actor with talent, range, experience and ability to improvise, I chose Grover over many because he has what I wanted,‘ Duke said in a statement.

A story about hope, the film shows Gulshan‘s character as a rank-and-file accountant, who does what‘s expected of him until he finally decides to risk all and drags his wife (Salma Hayek) with him on a journey to go after his dreams.

Along the way, he encounters numerous people and situations who inspire and often horrify him, sometimes even pushing and shoving him into giving it all before he could reach his destiny.

Several stars like Will Smith, Janet Jackson, Whoopie Goldberg and Queen Latifa, NBA player Kobe Bryant and a couple of famous comedians will play themselves in guest roles in the film.

Gulshan is also set to feature in films like Prisoners of the Sun and Nephilim, a British film Honour Killing and an Indo-French collaboration titled I Am Kalam.

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